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Why she made the team: Bachert paced the Rockets with an all-state effort, landing in 19th at the Class 1A meet en route to a third-place team finish. She also posted the area's fifth-best clocking this year at 17 minutes, 53 seconds.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Shawn Mendes with my running buddy, Jordan. ... Before I compete, I eat a bagel and a banana. ... In my dream career, I would like to be involved in sports medicine. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Steph Curry. ... My favorite TV show is "Grey's Anatomy." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Trahan and Abraham Lincoln.

Three items on my bucket list: Travel to a different country, skydive and swim with the dolphins.

Why she made the team: Bagby guided the Spartans to fifth place in Class 1A by way of a 21st-place individual effort at state, and her season-best of 18:04 ranked seventh locally.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Charlie Puth again. ... Before I compete, I eat two pieces of toast — one with apple butter and the other with peanut butter. ... In my dream career, I would want to have my own late-night talk show. ... My favorite subjects to study in school are math and history. ... My favorite athlete is Abby Fisher. ... My favorite TV show is "Vampire Diaries." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Charlie Puth, Kevin Hart and Daniel Craig.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydiving, scuba diving and seeing the Northern Lights.

Why she made the team: Harmon took 29th at Class 1A state and rated third in the area with a year-best 17:41 time.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Shawn Mendes with my running buddy, Caroline. ... Before I compete, I eat oatmeal. It's an addiction. ... In my dream career, I would be a sports medicine doctor for a collegiate cross-country team. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math, and not just because my mom is my teacher. ... My favorite athlete is Shalane Flanagan. ... My favorite TV show is "This Is Us." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Jesus, Emma Abrahamson and Shawn Mendes.

Three items on my bucket list: Run a marathon with my mom, vacation to Bora Bora and go backpacking in Yellowstone National Park.

Why she made the team: Our Runner of the Year starred in her first season away from sister Marguerite, with Hendrickson notching 11th place in Class 1A state, helping freshman Bella Ramshaw to the same stage and securing the fourth-best time locally at 17:43.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Khalid. ... Before I compete, I eat a banana and Clif bar. ... In my dream career, I would be a news reporter for ESPN. ... My favorite subject to study in school is English. ... My favorite athlete is Emma Coburn. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Princess Diana, Blake Lively and Roger Federer.

Three items on my bucket list: Cliff diving, snorkeling and visiting Santorini, Greece.

Why she made the team: The upperclassman shared top honors for the Bulldogs throughout the year with younger teammate Elizabeth Sims. McGrath took 27th in Class 2A state and recorded a season-best clocking of 17:59.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Imagine Dragons. ... Before I compete, I eat peanut butter toast. ... In my dream career, I would help improve or invent a green-energy alternative to gasoline. ... My favorite subject to study in school is calculus. ... My favorite athlete is Scott Sterling. ... My favorite TV show is "Gossip Girl." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Madi Balbach, Megan Churm and my grandma.

Three items on my bucket list: Travel the world, see a UFO and climb a palm tree.

Why she made the team: She placed eighth at the Class 2A state meet help the Bulldogs finish 10th as a unit, and Sims' year-best 17:34 rated best in the area.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Ed Sheeran or Imagine Dragons. ... Before I compete, I eat a banana and protein trail mix, and I drink water and Gatorade. ... In my dream career, I would be a recreational therapist or athletic trainer. .. My favorite subjects to study in school are biology and math. ... My favorite athletes are my teammates, Alex Morgan and Allyson Felix. ... My favorite TV shows are "Survivor," "American Ninja Warrior" and "America's Got Talent." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Jesus, Walt Disney and Mia Hamm.

Three items on my bucket list: Travel the world, travel to all 50 states and go to the Summer Olympics.

Why she made the team: Turney was the area's top Class 1A individual with a ninth-place time of 17:41, her season-best outcome pushing her to all-state cross-country recognition for the first time.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Garth Brooks. ... Before I compete, I eat a banana. ... In my dream career, I would work with animals. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Des Linden. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Robin Williams, Steve Irwin and Steve Prefontaine.

Three items on my bucket list: Go bungee jumping, do a triathlon and go to Greece.

Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).